Deputies, K-9 unit capture Lowcountry robbery suspect after car chase

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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Lowcountry deputies and a K-9 unit captured a robbery suspect following a car chase on Monday.

Pierre Gasque, 38, of Georgetown, was arrested Monday afternoon. Jail records state the only charge filed so far is driving under suspension, but deputies said charges were pending.

Lowcountry deputies and a K-9 unit captured a robbery suspect following a car chase on Monday.
Lowcountry deputies and a K-9 unit captured a robbery suspect following a car chase on Monday. (Source: GCSO)

Deputies were responding to a report of a strong arm robbery at the Dollar General in the city of Georgetown when an agent with the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit spotted the suspect driving south on U.S. 17.

“Realizing he was being followed, the suspect attempted to elude officers in his vehicle and then by foot,” GCSO officials said.

Sheriff Carter Weaver said deputies, including K-9 “Blitz” and handler Cpl. Joseph Kosydar, captured the suspect after the suspect abandoned his vehicle and ran into the woods and a swamp off Corner Loop Drive.

Gasque was being held in the Georgetown County Detention Center.

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